Two businesses hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Heritage Crossing in Gonzales, more additions expected

Staff Report

A pair of new businesses celebrated ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the Heritage Crossing at Hwy. 30 and Hwy. 44 in Gonzales.

The Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce announced the opening of the Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Orangetheory Fitness.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers smoothies, wraps, and sandwiches.

Orangetheory's heart-rate based HIIT workouts combine technology, motivating coaches, rowing, cario, and strength training.

Heritage Crossing is a multi-use development with residential living located adjacent to restaurants, retail, entertainment, office-space and walking paths throughout.

The developers released a behind-the-scenes video showcasing the new addition to the city.

According to DD Development President Clay Stafford, the vision for Heritage Crossing is to offer Ascension Parish a full complement of lifestyle amenities that residents typically had to drive to Baton Rouge to enjoy.

"We believe it's wise to take full advantage of smart growth principles to better deal with the future growth. Using existing intersections within already established areas such as the one at Hwy. 30 and Hwy. 44 in Gonzales is an example of smart infield development," Stafford said in the video.

Stafford also pointed out the development is situated less than one mile from the two Gonzales Interstate 10 exits and two hospitals, Our Lady of the Lake Ascension and the new Ochsner.

Hartley Daigle of HCD Real Estate said in the video an Investar Bank branch, Bronier Luxury Salon and Spa Suites, and Alexander's Market will be among the commercial additions along Hwy. 30.

The City of Gonzales officially launched the Price LeBlanc PACE Center in late 2021. The 25,000 square foot center has been designed by Domain Architecture, and will provide space for entertainment, expos, and event hosting.